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Comment: Heath Shuler And Polarization - Rep. Heath Shuler, Democrat of North Carolina, is reportedly considering leaving the House of Representatives to take up a position as Athletic Director at the University of Tennessee. Mr. Shuler was the original Congressional proponent of the idea of mandatory E-Verify, without any immigration benefits as the price of such enforcement, and perhaps the position of Athletic Director is therefore more suitable for him (we encourage other proponents of mandatory E-Verify without significant immigration benefits to similarly seek positions outside of politics). Demographics are driving change in North Carolina, and with Republicans in charge of all levers locally in that state, Democrats like Mr. Shuler are doomed in the redistricting process. Polarization on the immigration issue continues to more sharply define the parties, with Mr. Shuler, a rare anti-immigrant Democrat, poised to leave Congress (pro-immigration Republicans have been unusually quiet these last few years). Such polarization does not bode well for comprehensive solutions to the immigration problem, and piecemeal reform may be the only practical way forward in consequence. If anti immigrant Democrats and pro immigration Republicans both are as seldom found as hens teeth, legalization of the millions of the undocumented will be difficult to achieve. And without legalization of the millions, immigration reform will remain sharply limited in its scope, and our immigration problem will continue to fester. Americans have reason to be concerned about the increasing polarization in both political parties on the immigration issue.

Article: DHS Paves The Way For Greater E-Verify Enforcement At The State Level By John Fay

Bloggings: H-1B Cap Only At 17,400 By Chris Musillo

Bloggings: Why DOMA is unconstitutional - some additional thoughts By Roger Algase

News: USCIS Publishes QAs From Service Center Operations Teleconference

News: USCIS Publishes QAs From Quarterly Stakeholder Engagement

News: USCIS Ombudsman Publishes 2011 Annual Report To Congress

News: Social Security Administration Publishes Guidance On Evidence Of Employment Authorization For Nonimmigrants

Focus: Immigration Practice By Robert C. Divine
Immigration Practice by Robert C. Divine & R. Blake Chisam is an invaluable supplement to Kurzban's with a different approach. It is also useful to newer practitioners and paralegals in view of its easy to understand and practical style. For more info, see here. To order by fax, see here.

Headline: Alabama's immigration law adds unfunded duties; new agents, new crimes, new reports
Headline: Ruling could impact deportations
Headline: Sheriffs wait and see on immigration law
Headline: Business lobby helps scuttle immigration curbs in Texas
Headline: Renewed Push for 'Dream Act' Re-Ignites Immigration Debate
Headline: Hundreds of students press Obama on DREAM Act
Headline: A key part of immigration reform
Headline: President Obama Says E-Verify is an Effective Tool, but Needs to be Perfected
Headline: Australian Publisher Convicted in Burma, Sentenced to Time Served
Headline: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Racially Profiled Immigrants, Rights Groups Charge in Legal Action
Headline: Sheriff Says Deportation Info is ICE's Duty
Headline: Where Immigration Laws are Made Today - State Capitols and Federal Courts
Headline: New Georgia law targeting illegal immigration takes effect Friday
Headline: RT @2010Immigration Hundreds of students press Obama on DREAMAct
Headline: Hundreds of teachers recruited to NYC from Caribbean demand that immigration promises be kept.
Headline: RT @ErwindeLeon: U.S. Drops Deportation Proceedings Against Immigrant in Gay Marriage:
Headline: RT @GAnewswire Georgia's immigration bill goes too far, says Sonny ... - Atlanta Journal Co...
Headline: The Nation: The Other Face Of Immigration

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
New York, NY - The City Bar Justice Center's Immigrant Justice Practice Area seeks an attorney for a new two year Fragomen Fellowship. The position requires 2+ years experience in immigration law and criminal law to assist clients from New York City who are in or have been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, may have criminal records, and are defending against removal. The attorney will be employed by the law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP as an associate and stationed at the City Bar Justice Center for two years to assist in developing the Justice Center's emerging detention defense practice and continuing community education and outreach activities. Requirements include admitted to practice law in New York State and federal courts, ability and willingness to travel to detention facilities outside of New York City, and demonstrated organizational and leadership skills. Please include a cover letter, writing sample, resume and two references (including daytime telephone numbers.) Interested applicants should email all application materials directly to Fragomen at to the attention of Michael McEvoy.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegals
Midtown Manhattan, NY and Englewood, NJ - Wildes & Weinberg, PC, prestigious immigration law firm seeks experienced immigration paralegals for both our Midtown Manhattan and Englewood, NJ offices to work on immigrant and non-immigrant matters. Applicant must possess 2+ years of work experience in the area of business immigration, particularly with preparing, organizing and filing PERM applications, O-1, E, H-1B and L-1 visas, as well as strong writing and communication skills. Please send resume and cover letter to

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Santa Monica, CA - Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group, a top-rated immigration firm, seeks an experienced paralegal or legal assistant with a minimum of 2 years immigration experience. The duties include assisting with both nonimmigrant and immigrant cases. Qualified candidates must have a commitment to hard work, excellent writing, communication, organizational and case management skills. We offer competitive salaries and benefits plus a pleasant working environment. Send your resume, a cover letter and two immigration writing samples by email only to Managing Partner: (All applications will be kept strictly confidential). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, a nationally-known immigration law firm, has an opening for a paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of experience in immigration law matters including the processing of PERM applications. This position will handle a variety of employment based immigration matters for multinational companies, universities, hospitals and research organizations. You will work with attorneys, have contact with scientists, scholars, researchers, and other professionals to establish their eligibility for immigration benefits, and help guide them through the immigration process. Successful candidates should have strong verbal, written, and organizational skills; be able to understand complicated rules and procedures; and have a Bachelor's degree with excellent academic credentials. Please email your resume, a copy of your college transcript and a brief writing sample to: Information about the firm can be found at

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Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience - By Susan C. Pearce, Elizabeth J. Clifford, and Reena Tandon - NYU Press, 320 pp. - Paperback, ISBN: 0814767397, $26.00 -

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